It's a beautiful hardcover book filled with gorgeous photography- both food photography and cute family photos of the Romneys. It's a cute idea because the book is full of recipes, mixed with stories about the Romney family's traditions.
A bit about the book:
Home is where good things happen--and for the Romney family, the heart of the home is the kitchen. In The Romney Family Table, Ann Romney, wife of former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney, reflects on her many years as a mom, shares family recipes, and describes some of her favorite and not-so-favorite moments of raising a family. Woven together with personal memories and traditions are Romney family favorite recipes such as Peppered Pork Chops with Peach-Vinegar Glaze, Welsh Skillet Cakes, Honey Wheat Bread (which Ann made regularly for five growing sons), and Mimi’s Buttermilk Pancakes, which she and Mitt shared with their Secret Service detail at the end of his presidential campaign.
This unique blend of heartwarming and humorous stories told in Ann’s warm, welcoming style, candid family photos spanning four decades, and more than 125 fabulous recipes will inspire your own traditions and family dinners for years to come.
I think it's fun to read about the traditions that other families have- it gives me ideas of new things to try with my own. Isn't that why we all love blogs so much? ..we get to peek inside the family lives of others and get inspiration to add to our own.
There are photos going back into the early years of their family- one of my favourites is a picture of Ann with one of their sons as a toddler (her son is COVERED in marshmallow fluff!) Montserrat over at Chocolate on My Cranium shared that photo, so you can get a peek at it if you hop over there! :)
And what would a great recipe book be without great food photography?! I LOVE a recipe book filled with photos. This one doesn't have photos of every recipe, but it does have quite a few, and they're beautiful!
I tried one of the recipes in the book yesterday
(you can see my first ever attempt at homemade pie crust here).
A bit about Ann:
Ann Romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and served as the Governor’s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, she has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease. She and her husband, Mitt, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this year. They have five sons, five daughters-in-law, and twenty-two grandchildren.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions presented herein are my own